Andrew Shatté, Ph.D.
(Chief Science Officer) has been researching resilience and stress for over two decades and has developed effective programs for children, college students, and corporations. He is a co-creator of the meQuilibrium program.
Dr. Shatté is the founder and President of Phoenix Life Academy, a company that specializes in measuring and training in resilience. He is a fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Executive Education, a former professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and currently serves as a research professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Shatté has published prolifically in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of
The Resilience Factor: 7 Keys to Finding Your Inner Strength and Overcoming Life’s Hurdles.
Dr. Shatté has trained tens of thousands of professionals over the past fifteen years to build their own resilience and coping skills, with demonstrated success in bringing about long‐term change in productivity and performance. Dr. Shatté completed his undergraduate education in his native Australia, with degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, and completed his Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he worked on the first programs in positive psychology. A highly acclaimed teacher and TED presenter, Shatté is a sought-after speaker and consultant and has delivered keynotes at more than 1,000 conferences and conventions.
“Boosting the positives in our lives is at least as important as dealing with the negatives. Conventional medicine and traditional psychology hold that if you’re not sick, you’re well. I think if you’re not sick, you’re at zero. You want to live your life well into the positives. Frankly, any program worth its salt must guide you there.”
Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, FACP
Associate Vice President, Duke Health & Wellness
Executive Director, Duke Integrative
(Chief Medical Officer) is an Associate Professor of Medicine and works within the Duke University Health System as Executive Director of Duke Integrative Medicine and in a leadership role as Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness. He has responsibility for Duke’s Health and Wellness portfolio, including Duke Integrative Medicine, the Duke Diet and Fitness Center as well as the Duke Health and Fitness Center. In his role, he is contributing to the work of healthcare transformation within and beyond the University System. Additionally, he is the Founder and Director of the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University.
Dr. Perlman is past Chair for the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, comprised of over 60 leading academic medical centers around the country. Prior to his work with Duke, Dr. Perlman was Executive Director for the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ICAM) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), where he was Associate Professor of Medicine. He held the UMDNJ Hunterdon Endowed Professorship in Complementary and Alternative Medicine and was Chair for the Department of Primary Care within the School of Heath Related Professions, overseeing the Physician Assistant and Respiratory Care Programs.
Dr. Perlman served as Director of Integrative Medicine for the Saint Barnabas Health Care System and was founding Medical Director for the Carol and Morton Siegler Center for Integrative Medicine, in Livingston, New Jersey. He had primary responsibility for developing and overseeing the Complementary & Alternative Medicine Program, including the Integrative Medicine Center and the Center for Health and Wellness, for the largest healthcare system in New Jersey.
Dr. Perlman received his BA from Tufts University and his MD from Boston University School of Medicine, completing residencies in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine as well as a General Internal Medicine Research Fellowship at Boston Medical Center. He earned an MPH from the Boston University School of Public Health.
Dr. Perlman lectures widely and is a frequently featured media expert. His scholarly activities include numerous grants and publications. His diverse research interests have included a clinical trial evaluating the effect of multivitamin supplementation on school performance in underserved children, a survey exploring the use of CAM in patients with cancer and several trials assessing the efficacy of massage for osteoarthritis of the knee. Dr. Perlman’s research has been published in the Archives of Internal Medicine and featured in the New York Times.
“I have become acutely aware that often the major challenge in improving one’s health and enhancing one’s life is changing the way we think. Most of my patients know they need to eat better or exercise more or manage stress better, but they can’t break away from the patterned ways of thinking that ultimately drives their behavior. When they are able to make some positive changes, it is often their old arch enemy stress that causes them to slip back to their unhealthy way of being.
This is what the meQuilibrium approach is all about. Creating a system that will now allow far more people to benefit then would have ever been possible over a lifetime of private practice is why I’m so excited to have helped develop it and to be a part of the meQuilibrium team.”